RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 137,920
Posts: 5,331,585
Members: 24,557
Currently online: 610
Newest member: PlayerUp

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Inquisition
By: Michelle on Jul 12

Cubify Star Trek 3DMe Mini Figurines
By: T'Bonz on Jul 11

Latest Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Jul 10

Seven of Nine Bobble Head
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

Pegg The Prankster
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

More Trek Stars Join Unbelievable!!!!!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

Star Trek #35 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

New ThinkGeek Trek Apparel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Star Trek Movie Prop Auction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Drexler: NX Engineering Room Construction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Movies > Star Trek Movies XI+

Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 29 2013, 07:38 PM   #526
DarthTom
Fleet Admiral
 
DarthTom's Avatar
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

Jeyl wrote: View Post

Geezos cripes. Comparing that to Playmates' line of figures for JJ's Star Trek, it's almost Hot Toys quality in comparison.
I'd say so.




BTW, who the fuck is paying $250-$400 for a Star Fleet uniform
DarthTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 08:44 PM   #527
Franklin
Rear Admiral
 
Location: In the bleachers
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

DarthTom wrote: View Post
BTW, who the fuck is paying $250-$400 for a Star Fleet uniform
No kidding. And at $290 for a gold tunic, you should at least get captain's stripes, and not be a lowly lieutenant.
__________________
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. -- Mark Twain
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 08:48 PM   #528
cooleddie74
Fleet Admiral
 
cooleddie74's Avatar
 
Location: The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
View cooleddie74's Twitter Profile
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

DarthTom wrote: View Post
I actually didn't mind the 2009 Star Trek figures that much. Spock Prime and Nero looked amazing, but sadly they were among the first ones to sell out....by the time the movie left theaters most of the leftover, unsold figures were Sulu and Scotty. Mostly Sulu. John Cho's figure got no love.
__________________
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.

-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151
cooleddie74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 10:26 PM   #529
SalvorHardin
Rear Admiral
 
SalvorHardin's Avatar
 
Location: Star's End
View SalvorHardin's Twitter Profile
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

__________________

SalvorHardin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 10:30 PM   #530
DarthTom
Fleet Admiral
 
DarthTom's Avatar
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

This article on CNN I think pretty much sums up all of the angst about this. Has anyone monitored popular Wars posting sites? I bet they are going nuts as well. LOL

CNN

"In the annals of geek history, there's always been the argument: Which one is better, 'Star Wars' or 'Star Trek'? And until this point, we've never had a director sit down and do both of them," he says. "This is the first time, where we will literally have somebody who's played both sides of the field, and I think a lot of nerds and geeks are a little bit terrified of that."
DarthTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 10:31 PM   #531
Admiral Buzzkill
Fleet Admiral
 
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

Do you think that with Abrams doing Star Wars there might actually be some, you know, sex appeal to the damned thing? He got Spock and Uhura together rather unexpectedly in Star Trek, and that's turning out really cool.

Of course no one wants to see Fisher and Ford bumping uglies this late in the day, but there have got to be new young characters carrying the movie.

Saldana should be in it. That would be the trifecta - Avatar, Star Trek and Star Wars.
Admiral Buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 10:36 PM   #532
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

DarthTom wrote: View Post
This article on CNN I think pretty much sums up all of the angst about this. Has anyone monitored popular Wars posting sites? I bet they are going nuts as well. LOL

CNN

"This is the first time, where we will literally have somebody who's played both sides of the field, ."
Well, aside from the umpteen novelists who have done so.
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 11:03 PM   #533
DalekJim
Fleet Captain
 
DalekJim's Avatar
 
Location: Great Britain
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Do you think that with Abrams doing Star Wars there might actually be some, you know, sex appeal to the damned thing?
*sigh*

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Well, aside from the umpteen novelists who have done so.
I remain the only fan of Vonda McIntyre's The Crystal Star. It's nothing like Star Wars, everybody acts out of character and the plot leads nowhere... but it's a wonderfully bizarre read.
DalekJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 11:09 PM   #534
JarodRussell
Vice Admiral
 
JarodRussell's Avatar
 
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

As long as Abrams isn't ANYWHERE near Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof or Burke, him directing Star Wars might not be such a catastrophe.

But his preferred visual style would still suck incredibly in a Star Wars film. Shaky cam, whip pans and lens flares? Hell no.

The fan thing will be funny. Star Trek purposely didn't give fuck about the fans because it was run into the ground, and they were all like "We're making this for the general audience, and if yo Trek fans HAPPEN to like it, good for you.". But this isn't gonna fly with the Star Wars audience, nor is there any need to do it, so they will be all like "This one is for the fans!" Hilarious.
__________________
lol
l
/\
JarodRussell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 11:22 PM   #535
DalekJim
Fleet Captain
 
DalekJim's Avatar
 
Location: Great Britain
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
As long as Abrams isn't ANYWHERE near Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof or Burke, him directing Star Wars might not be such a catastrophe.
No Orci and Kurtzman is why I'm optimistic. Most of the problems with Trek 09 are with the shitty script. The visual style irritates me a lot too at times but otherwise it's very cinematic and not too bad. Frankly, the writers of Transformers 2 have no interesting thoughts to ever offer me.

But his preferred visual style would still suck incredibly in a Star Wars film. Shaky cam, whip pans and lens flares? Hell no.
I hope he doesn't use this style and tries to distance this from his Trek films. It seems likely, although I'd wager we'll still get lens flare.

The fan thing will be funny. Star Trek purposely didn't give fuck about the fans because it was run into the ground, and they were all like "We're making this for the general audience, and if yo Trek fans HAPPEN to like it, good for you.". But this isn't gonna fly with the Star Wars audience, nor is there any need to do it, so they will be all like "This one is for the fans!" Hilarious.
Star Trek fans have a stereotype of being nerds so JJ Abrams' mean-spirited "This isn't aimed at THOSE people!" remarks were just to make his product appear cooler and more mainstream. He gets to be more honest with Wars as he'd just be insulting himself if he said the same thing.
DalekJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 11:32 PM   #536
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: In the 23rd Century...
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

DalekJim wrote: View Post

Star Trek fans have a stereotype of being nerds so JJ Abrams' mean-spirited "This isn't aimed at THOSE people!" remarks were just to make his product appear cooler and more mainstream. He gets to be more honest with Wars as he'd just be insulting himself if he said the same thing.
Political spin machines would be awestruck at how this out of context remark has been blown out of proportion.
__________________
"When I first heard about it (the Enterprise underwater), my inner Trekkie was in a rage. When I saw it, my inner kid beat up my inner Trekkie and made him go sit in the corner." - Bill Jasper
BillJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 29 2013, 11:48 PM   #537
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

DalekJim wrote: View Post
My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Do you think that with Abrams doing Star Wars there might actually be some, you know, sex appeal to the damned thing?
*sigh*

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Well, aside from the umpteen novelists who have done so.
I remain the only fan of Vonda McIntyre's The Crystal Star. It's nothing like Star Wars, everybody acts out of character and the plot leads nowhere... but it's a wonderfully bizarre read.

Vonda was actually one of my old writing instructors, but I confess I've never read that one.

It's a small world . . . .
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30 2013, 12:38 AM   #538
panthers34343
Ensign
 
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

Double post.

Last edited by panthers34343; January 30 2013 at 12:59 AM.
panthers34343 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30 2013, 12:40 AM   #539
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: In the 23rd Century...
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

Editing is your friend.
__________________
"When I first heard about it (the Enterprise underwater), my inner Trekkie was in a rage. When I saw it, my inner kid beat up my inner Trekkie and made him go sit in the corner." - Bill Jasper
BillJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 30 2013, 12:41 AM   #540
Admiral Buzzkill
Fleet Admiral
 
Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

DalekJim wrote: View Post
Star Trek fans have a stereotype of being nerds so JJ Abrams' mean-spirited "This isn't aimed at THOSE people!" remarks were just to make his product appear cooler and more mainstream.
And yet, you loved his first Star Trek movie:

DalekJim wrote: View Post
Loved it, the core 3 were perfectly recast.
DalekJim wrote: View Post
I was really not expecting the film to do this well, brilliant. Trek is back and bigger than ever!
Admiral Buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.